- May 24, 2006
I don't know what to do. This morning was one I'd rather forget...I've been at my current job for 5 months, and all kinds of drama has been going on. My boss and I had been friendly for a while, and I helped her go thru a bad break-up with her ex. She whined that she had no friends and nothing to do on weekends, and I took her out and we seemed to have fun. We're about the same age and seemed to have plenty in common. Then...suddenly, she is completely *****y to me and ignores me. And then she tells me she wants to have a chat because of MY behavior. We talk it out and agree to continue to be honest with each other, and we excuse each other's behavior as just being stressed out (even though I don't think I did anything to her). So I just let it go when she is curt and rude to me, but then I notice that she's being really friendly to other people in our dept., like she was before with me. She's also being harder on me than everyone else. She nitpicks my reports, which were done in the same fashion they always were (in the past, she said they were perfect), and she compliments the other team members, but if I make a mistake, she blasts me in front of everyone. I ask if we can talk about it this morning, and she blasts me by saying that she's done all she can and the problem is ME, not her, and that she doesn't know how to deal with me anymore. So I look like an emotional jerk, and I'm really hurt. I don't know what to do. Additionally, I feel like she's using her power as my boss to hurt me, like when she nitpicks my reports and gives me more work than everyone else (so of course, no one else is stressed!).